EdCounsel Memo re: Undocumented Students’ Rights of Equal Access to K-12 Public Schools
Published September 2017
This memo responds to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intention to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over the next 6 months. That action, which is expected to be challenged in court, does not in any way undercut the clear legal rights of undocumented students to attend K-12 public schools free of impediment and harassment. This memo outlines the settled rights of students, regardless of immigration status, to equal access to public education.